Since 2019, Cici has led the Human Resources function at Ducks Unlimited in her role as Chief Talent Officer, and is a key member of DU's Senior Leadership Team. Prior to joining DU, she held senior HR leadership roles in top organizations including Smith & Nephew, Express Scripts (now part of Cigna) and Jackson Hewitt.
Cici began her career in Human Resources as an employment law attorney and has since had an extensive and successful history of working in nonprofit, supply chain, medical device, healthcare, financial services, and retail. She is skilled in proactive employee relations and engagement, culture building, organizational planning, recruiting, and leadership development.
She is a member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Executive Network, and the SHRM Voice of Work panel, as well as an Advisory Board Member of the Women in Leadership Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a sought-after speaker and has been recognized for her insights into DEI, culture building, and organizational health. She was recently named as one of the the Top 50 Women Leaders in Non-Profit of 2023 by Women We Admire . Cici and her HR team were instrumental in Ducks Unlimited’s recognition as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® in 2023.
Cici holds an MBA from the University of Central Arkansas as well as a JD and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines. Cici has a passion for helping leaders in their professional development journey and finding strengths in their organizations. With over 20 years of experience in employment law and human resources, Cici brings credibility to the human resources function as a true organizational partner. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, reading, and traveling and enjoying the outdoors with her family. She manages a busy household made up of two young children, two huge dogs and a cat, with her husband of 18 years.
Tuesday, December 5
US/Central from 1 :45 PM to 2 :10 PM ( 25 mins )
[Panel] Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Navigating the Path to a More Inclusive World
We all know being exposed to, and including, diverse perspectives, knowledge, and insights in our life experiences and corporate hiring and decision making brings growth and benefits to the individual and the company. We also know focusing on DEI is both the right-thing-to-do and the smart-thing-to-do so how do you move beyond these platitudes and execute on incorporating meaningful and impactful cultural inclusion besides hiring a DEI executive, going to a HBCU job fair and sending out a press release? Are you looking both outside and inside your organization to bring these diverse perspectives and experiences all the way up the organizational chart? Do you have an agreed-upon framework and plan to execute? Join this dynamic conversation for peer-based best practices and actionable insights on how to set-up your organization for long-term success based on a disciplined and evidence-based approach. Lofty goals are admirable - just don't forget the deliverables.